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Poster: clashcity Date: Mar 26, 2014 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tony Blair and the Mars Hotel

Cheers!

I end up seeing the very same thing in my brief Google'ing and recalling from the past...

http://psychedelicjams.blogspot.com/2011/06/grateful-dead-mars-hotel_8346.html

Photo Evidence!
https://sites.google.com/site/haightimages/gratefuldead/marshotel/MarsHotel_scans.jpg

This post was modified by clashcity on 2014-03-26 19:04:54

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 26, 2014 6:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tony Blair and the Mars Hotel

But that could be from the CD. Can you expand it to see what's written there (e.g. if it's a reissue)? One of the images is definitely a CD :-)

I have my old Mars Hotel album that I bought in the '70s, but like the bootleg, it's in storage halfway around the world! I don't remember it being anything other than a front and back. Although I could definitely be wrong. Anyone else remember it or have their old copy accessible?

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Poster: mzlizizaninja Date: Mar 27, 2014 2:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tony Blair and the Mars Hotel

well there's this, for what its worth:

"When held upside down in front of a mirror, the graphic on the front of the album cover appears to say "Ugly Rumors". This inspired the name of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's band, Ugly Rumours.[4]"


source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, pasted in its entirety here because some of us don't care for attachments.

From the Mars Hotel
A painting of a multi-storey hotel on Mars
Studio album by Grateful Dead
Released June 27, 1974
Recorded March 30 – April 19, 1974, at CBS Studios, San Francisco, California
Genre Acid rock, jam rock, psychedelic rock, blues rock, folk rock
Length 37:26
Label Grateful Dead
Producer Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead
(1974) From the Mars Hotel
(1974) Blues for Allah
(1975)

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B− [2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [3]

From the Mars Hotel is the seventh studio album by the Grateful Dead. It was mostly recorded in April 1974 and originally released on June 27, 1974. It was the second release under the band's own label, Grateful Dead Records, after fulfilling their contract with Warner Bros. Records.
This was the final album before the band's hiatus from touring in October 1974, during which time they would finish up the film editing of The Grateful Dead Movie.
Two songs from this album were rarely played live ("Unbroken Chain" was played 10 times in 1995; "Money Money" was played three times in May 1974) and one was never played live ("Pride of Cucamonga"). "Pride of Cucamonga" and "Unbroken Chain" are both sung by bassist Phil Lesh, making these Lesh's final lead vocal work for the Dead for over ten years.
The album cover artwork is of the Mars Hotel, a rundown, skid row flophouse located at 192 Fourth Street in San Francisco. When held upside down in front of a mirror, the graphic on the front of the album cover appears to say "Ugly Rumors". This inspired the name of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's band, Ugly Rumours.[4]
The album was released in a variety of ways after its original run:
It was released again on LP in 1980 by Mobile Fidelity Records (MFSL 1-172).
It was released for the first time on CD in 1985 by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFCD830).[5]
It was released on CD and cassette in 1989 on its original Grateful Dead Records label.[6]
It was remastered, expanded, and released as part of the Beyond Description (1973–1989) 12-CD box set in October 2004.
The remastered version was then released separately on CD on March 7, 2006 by Rhino Records.
Contents [hide]
1 Adaptations
2 Track listing
3 Personnel
4 Charts
5 References

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Poster: mzlizizaninja Date: Mar 27, 2014 3:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tony Blair and the Mars Hotel THOUGHT EXPERIMENT

Well, AltheaRose, who among us knows where all our stuff ended up over the years? And, truth be told, who can really say where all the stuff we now have on hand came from?

So for the techies on our forum, and you know who you are, lets see a CAD reversal, see attachments.

Or could somebody out there try the selfie in the mirror thing?



Attachment: Mars_Hotel_3_.pdf
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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 27, 2014 4:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did the original Mars Hotel album have an INSIDE cover with this pic on it? (OK, this might be the most absurdly trivial subject heading ever.)

Hmmm, actually I know where it is right now (in storage in the US with my other stuff, since I live overseas); and I know where it's from and when (a record store, 1978).

But I wasn't referring to the image of the Mars Hotel with the "Martian" writing. ClashCity had said that he thinks the image below, which is on a bootleg LP of 8/13/75, is also on the Mars Hotel inside cover (and might have been taken from there for the bootleg. Hence the lack of Mickey.)

I'd said that I don't think the album had an inside cover, although a later CD reissue might have (and might have used the image too).

That's how it came up. I was just trying to check it out when I ran into the Tony Blair thing.

Here's the image I mean again for anyone who DOES have an original Mars Hotel LP easily accessible. I assume this came out right after the show; at any rate, I'd have gotten it in the late '70s or very early '80s (before any Mars Hotel reissue on CDs existed):

grateful-dead-mb-ballroom-21.jpg



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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 27, 2014 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did the original Mars Hotel album have an INSIDE cover with this pic on it? (OK, this might be the most absurdly trivial subject heading ever.)

So, if you google "74 DEAD" you find the pic is used in promo materials for concerts PRIOR to MH release...thus, perhaps some PR issued pic for just such PR use? It is in concert ads, news write ups, etc., etc., such as the attached article...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 27, 2014 6:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did the original Mars Hotel album have an INSIDE cover with this pic on it? (OK, this might be the most absurdly trivial subject heading ever.)

Thank you, detective Tell! I can see the drawing was from a photo used pre-MH (as in your clip re the 5/14/74 show), and the drawing was also used on concert photos in summer '74. It seems like both probably came from the Dead's publicist. When you work for a newspaper and there's a concert, you get a press packet with glossy photos to use; the band pic must have been from that, and the drawing probably was too. (No reason a concert promoter would go to the trouble of making a drawing from an official photo.) Hence the image's use by Official Dead on the CD reissue mentioned by ClashCity.

And all these years I'd thought the drawing was some nice fan art!

Mystery solved :-)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 27, 2014 7:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did the original Mars Hotel album have an INSIDE cover with this pic on it? (OK, this might be the most absurdly trivial subject heading ever.)

It was a "fun" project; like you, I knew it very well, and I kept thinking, I know it from somewhere other than the bootleg (I had that on tape and never bought the album). I think I may have seen it via the stuff they were sending from RRecords, like all the demo releases, little 45 sized LP samples, blah, blah, blah, but I dunno...nonetheless, I think we have a solid case for how it originated.

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Poster: charcoalbob Date: Mar 27, 2014 9:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did the original Mars Hotel album have an INSIDE cover with this pic on it? (OK, this might be the most absurdly trivial subject heading ever.)

The Mars Hotel record I used to have did not have anything similar to that in it. - Yes I miss that record, along with a lot of other things from that period of my life.

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Poster: mzlizizaninja Date: Mar 27, 2014 6:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Answer: Tony Blair just an outtake; no smoke, no mirrors

Got it:

See attachment for png

or visit

http://24hourdejavu.blogspot.com/2013/12/ugly-rumors.html

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Poster: mzlizizaninja Date: Mar 27, 2014 6:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Answer to original QQ Make Believe Hotel BL: check this out

ANSWER: See for yourself...

https://www.google.com/search?q=grateful+dead+make+believe+ballroom&;espv=2&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=aS80U5y3BYnEyQHOtIGgCA&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=624

I love this stuff, but seriously, I got to work for a living, and so I gotta close down my forum access for now, but at least I get to stream in the meantime:

https://archive.org/details/gd1974-06-23.sbd.matrix-sb21b.chappell.83489.flac16

while wrapping things up so I can flee to Fort Myers Beach, FLA for 8 days tomorrow!!!

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